Dance Teacher Web for Tap Dance Teachers

For dance teachers who teach Tap Dance we offer a wide variety of videos and articles designed to keep you on the cutting edge. Videos are of all levels and feature Classic, Hoofing and Musical Theater styles of Tap Dance.

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Dance Teacher Web for Jazz Dance Teachers

For dance teachers who teach Jazz Dance, Dance Teacher Web offers a wide variety of videos and articles designed to keep you on the cutting edge. Videos are of all levels and feature funk, classic and lyrical styles of jazz dance.

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Multiple Competition Solos: How Much is Too Much?

As a long time competition adjudicator and teacher who has set endless solos for dancers, the debate over competing multiple solos often comes up every year. With students and parents alike, sometimes the notion is to showcase their talents in every genre and take center stage as much as possible. While it's commendable for a dancer to possess the confidence and commitment to take on all that choreography, it can become overkill and work against the dancer competing...........

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DANCE TEACHER WEB FOUNDER STEVE SIRICO INTERVIEWS AWARD WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER LACEY SCHWIMMER

Listen as Lacey shares her stories of performing on "Dancing with the Stars" and what she thinks is important to teach in today's studio environment
 

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JOIN AN ELITE GROUP OF DANCE STUDIO OWNERS

Imagine every month having the opportunity to work one on one with a business coach that understands what you are dealing with on a day to day basis. With the Dance Teacher Web VIP program, you have the chance to work with a successful dance studio owner for a 20-minute call each month to help you solve your most pressing issues, help you create new revenue generating programs, share the latest in new marketing ideas and more!

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10 COST EFFECTIVE MARKETING IDEAS FOR DANCE STUDIO OWNERS

I have heard from many studio owners that they would love to market their studio but they feel they don't have the money to do so. The reality is that it doesn't have to be vastly expensive to be effective. Check out this great post on how to do cost effective marketing

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HELPING DANCE STUDIO OWNERS WORLDWIDE TO THRIVE!

Despite what the outside world may think, running a successful dance studio is not easy. As the Dance Studio Owner, you wear many different hats and keeping everything in order can stressful. Scheduling, creating choreography, class content, ordering costumes, dealing with student, parent and faculty issues and trying to balance your personal life is a juggling act that you face every day.

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BOYS DANCE TOO- NOW WHAT?

On the heels of what was one of the most the most controversial Good Morning America segments regarding the mocking of boys who love ballet, we as a dance community can take this as an opportunity for growth moving forward.

So what now?.......


 

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HOW TO: JETE BATTU & TEMPS LEVE BATTU WITH MATTHEW POWELL

This week we dig into our Dance Teacher Web Video Vault with a, "How to," breakdown of Jete Battu & Temp Leve Battu with the incomparable ballet teacher, Matthew Powell. Check it out!

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CRITICAL COMMUNICATION TIPS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS AT YOUR DANCE STUDIO

This is a follow up article to  “Sometimes You Don’t Have All the Answers, and That’s Ok!” I recommend that you read that article first before you read this one. As the theories and principles in this article will make more sense. They both work together and will help you when you are hit with a crisis.

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PARADIDDLES FOR BEGINNERS WITH AARON TURNER

A wonderful beginner paradiddle lesson for your Level I students with the incrediblly talented Aaron Turner

 

 

 

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MOTIVATING FACULTY & STUDENTS IN THE NEW SEASON

How we motivate our faculty and students has a direct correlation with positive energy, high spirit and a genuine belief that we can accomplish the goals we set forth for our studios and students. If we ourselves are inspired and self-motivated, we can then parlay that into something magical. This is when the entire studio family is on the same page, with the same vision; ready to succeed beyond the imaginable....

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FINDING THE RIGHT STUDENTS FOR YOUR STUDIO

As a business owner you should want more business, i.e.: more students. If you say you don’t then you are not focusing on what really matters to the health of your business… REVENUE!

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6 THINGS TO BE MINDFUL OF WHEN GIVING CRITIQUE

As dance teachers and artists, we are our own worst critics. We scrutinize every detail and go over things with a fine-tooth comb every day we’re in the studio. Why? Dancers aim for perfection. It is a lofty, unobtainable goal, but our art and training has us wired to strive for it. Everything from our physical bodies to our technique to performance, the natural tendency is to identify what’s wrong, what needs to be fixed and what could be better. This holds true when we work with our dance students as well. While it is our job to be there to teach, correct and edit these bodies in front of us, it’s important to also stop and look at what they are doing right....

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QUICK TIPS TO ENHANCE DANCER THINKING & ENGAGEMENT

Ever think of what you can do to enhance the learning curve in your dance class? While dancers are often taught “how” sometimes we forget the “why’s,” “when’s,” and “where’s” things came from and happened….

In a time of abundant amounts of homework and test-taking, it sometimes can be a challenge to give little mini-projects to your dance students when no grade is pending, but if you make it fun and quick, I guarantee your students will enjoy learning more about dance, and not just from a movement standpoint.

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